221. I Sought the Lord

1 I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew
He moved my soul to seek Him, seeking me;
it was not I that found, O Savior true;
no, I was found of Thee.

2 Thou didst reach forth Thy hand and mine enfold;
I walked and sank not on the storm-vexed sea;
'twas not so much that I on Thee took hold,
as Thou, dear Lord, on me.

3 I find, I walk, I love, but O, the whole
of love is but my answer, Lord, to Thee!
For Thou wert long beforehand with my soul,
always Thou lovedst me.

Text Information
First Line: I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew
Title: I Sought the Lord
Author: Jean Ingelow (1878)
Publication Date: 2017
Meter: 10.10.10.6
Topic: Salvation
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: PEACE
Composer: George W. Chadwick (1893)
Meter: 10.10.10.6
Key: A♭ Major



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